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Smutty Fitness: Shin Splints

Hayley Posted by Hayley at April 24, 2014 14:42:07 April 24, 2014 14:42:07

Hi Hayley, I recently moved to Vancouver (yay!) and am trying to get into running since there are so many beautiful places to run. Even when I was in excellent shape (I used to be a swimmer) I really sucked at running. So I downloaded this "couch to 5k" app which is basically a walk-to-run program, and it is great so far! Here's the catch: I am only 2 weeks in and I am already getting painful shin splints. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Getting the runs

Hayley Posted by Hayley at April 10, 2014 13:51:49 April 10, 2014 13:51:49
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Last week I talked about constipation and the effect it can have on your training as well as what you can do to help alleviate the issue. Click here for a refresher. This week I wanted to talk about the other issue. I am sure I am not alone when I say I have been caught more than once panicking to find a bathroom while out on a run or ride, only to be left squatting behind a bush somewhere. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Replacing calories

Hayley Posted by Hayley at April 8, 2014 14:16:10 April 8, 2014 14:16:10
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Hi Hayley, Over the last few years I have lost about 55 lbs – and have maintained that more or less for about 2 years (I’ve gained and lost the same 5 or 6 lbs). With my upcoming wedding in late August I have bumped up my exercise and nutrition routine with the hopes of losing a few inches and toning up so I look great in my dress. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Constipation

Hayley Posted by Hayley at April 3, 2014 15:08:00 April 3, 2014 15:08:00
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I am going to talk about something that Lainey likes to bring up all the time but has never been talked about here on Smutty Fitness.  Poop. As a runner and a cyclist, I understand that what is happening down there is very important and diet can play a major role in how a long training day or race unfolds. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: The Shame Cycle

Hayley Posted by Hayley at March 28, 2014 13:51:02 March 28, 2014 13:51:02
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Hey Hayley! I read your column regularly and decided to ask for your help because I don’t think I can solve this problem by myself.  I am almost 20 years old, and at 5’4 I currently weight 175 pounds, which is terrifying to me.  I have weighted more or less the same for the last couple of years. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Holiday meals and weight gain

Hayley Posted by Hayley at March 18, 2014 14:43:49 March 18, 2014 14:43:49
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I get asked a lot how to stay in shape while traveling and since spring break is here and I am heading off to London and then Ireland to visit and travel with my best friend, I thought it was the perfect time to share how I prevent those pesky vacation pounds from piling on. My first piece of advice is I do not change who I am or how I live simply because I am on vacation. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Weight fluctuations

Hayley Posted by Hayley at March 13, 2014 17:06:23 March 13, 2014 17:06:23
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Hi Hayley, I’m going to give you a little background on my body and lifestyle: I am a 25 year old woman, 5’7” around 125lbs. I work at an office, so I try to stay moving outside of work. I walk to and from work daily, which adds up to 40 mins/day, walk (at a brisk pace)or run my dog for an hour every weekday evening, and hike/snowshoe/do other outdoor activities on the weekend. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Body Fat Scales

Hayley Posted by Hayley at March 4, 2014 16:44:26 March 4, 2014 16:44:26
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Hi Hayley, I am confused regarding body fat percentage and BMI.   How much attention should I pay to the numbers and how accurate are they? I had my reading done at the gym on their new machine (the one you stand on, not the calipers), so I assumed the number would be pretty accurate. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: A realistic exercise plan for weight loss

Hayley Posted by Hayley at February 28, 2014 14:49:30 February 28, 2014 14:49:30
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Hi Hayley, I am an individual who is very overweight (I don't remember a time when I wasn't) and I am trying to become a healthier me (on the outside as well as the inside). I need to lose 100 pounds to be at a healthy weight. In the last couple of months I have done a complete overhaul of my eating habits and am feeling comfortable and confident with that aspect of my weight loss. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Staying focused and motivated

Hayley Posted by Hayley at February 25, 2014 15:11:53 February 25, 2014 15:11:53
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I receive a lot of emails from readers expressing their battles with staying motivated in their workouts and asking me how they can spice things up and prevent themselves from becoming bored with their exercise routine. I just went through a period in December where I had lost complete focus, which is so unlike me as I have had a weekly exercise plan for the past 15 years. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Weight loss for mom

Hayley Posted by Hayley at February 19, 2014 15:12:15 February 19, 2014 15:12:15
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Hayley, I'm writing this on behalf of my mom, in the hopes that you can provide some advice that will turn things around for her.  All my life (I'm now 34), I've watched my mom struggle with her weight, going through yo-yo after yo-yo diet in the never ending battle to get to the "perfect" body. Full Article